There are not many blogs out there dedicated to cooking on a pellet smoker. I have been cooking, grilling & smoking over 35 yrs now. I recently bought a Traeger Lil Tex Elite pellet smoker & have cooked on it over six yrs. now. I would like to share recipes & info I have gained from cooking on it.
Update 2014: I have plenty of recipes here for the pellet smoker so I am now including other outdoor cooking and some of my indoor cooking too.
I got some kraut on fermenting for my New Year’s Day good
luck meal, pork and kraut.
Monday on the way home from visiting my Mother we stopped at
Krogers and I got two heads of organic cabbage. It looked nice, stems were
white, and should make some good kraut.
This morning I started to clean the cabbage. I went half way
through each head and the very edge of each leaf had some black on it. They
went in my compost bin and went to Walmart and got two more heads, a little
over six pounds. The stems were brown but pulling the outer leaves off both was
I used my new Super Benriner mandolin slicer for the first
time to shred the cabbage. At $48 I thought a little steep for a mandolin but
the super model is wide enough to do a half head of cabbage. It worked slick
and had the cabbage shredded in no time. It came with 3 sizes of julienne blades
and will try one tomorrow for some carrots to use in a stir fry.
I tried the Benriner julienne blades on some carrots and
potatoes. For me it did not work, I do not want to julienne my fingers. It may
work ok on softer veggies like cucumbers, zucchini or summer squash. I was also
having some problems keeping the kraut down under the liquid in my jug. I gave
in and ordered a German fermenting crock so my next batch of sauerkraut should